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Windows 7: New larger HD not showing the correct size ?

14 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New larger HD not showing the correct size ?

Actually i'm changing from a 60gb SSD to a 120gb SSD
I restored my image onto the new SSD using shadow protect.

The system boots ok but in 'my computer' and treesize my new drive is only showing the original 60gb.

I went to disk management and that shows a 120gb drive with no unallocated space ! extend partition is greyed out.

so how do I fix this please?

Thanks for all and any help - always appreciated.

Mike

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14 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window? Are you 100% sure the new drive is a 120 GB SSD?
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14 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes absolutely sure and as you can see in the disc manager it sees it as 111gb
its Disk 1


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14 Sep 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

mpooley,
What does DiskPart show?
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14 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mike>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: MAIN

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> detail disk

Corsair Force 3 SSD ATA Device
Disk ID: C5C1EF7E
Type : ATA
Status : Online
Path : 1
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C01T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : Yes
Clustered Disk : No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 3 C Windows 120 NTFS Partition 111 GB Healthy System
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14 Sep 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I just noticed, you speak of "My Computer".

If you | click on COMPUTER in the right-hand column | right-click on C | choose properties

What do you see?
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15 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I just noticed, you speak of "My Computer".

If you | click on COMPUTER in the right-hand column | right-click on C | choose properties

What do you see?
This is what I get


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15 Sep 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What I see is a 60 GB disk that someone has give a name or 128GB

You could give it the name of 6 GB and it would stil be a 60 GB Disk.
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15 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well what I see is my brand new 120gb drive only showing up as a 60gb drive- I named it like that because that is its true size.

as detailed before using Diskpart which shows it as 111gb and disk manager which also shows it as 111gb
so are you doubting after all that I have shown you it is really a 60gb drive that I have renamed as 120gb drive in the hopes that it will magically increase in size?
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15 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Despite the label, Disk Management still shows the proper size for the drive, yet the drive properties do not. That's strange, but at least we know there is a definite issue.
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